Open Arms of Minnesota

Homegrown Minneapolis Community Project Grant

Open Arms Named One of 16 community-led projects to receive funding from Minneapolis Health Department as part of Climate Legacy Initiative

Content courtesy of City of Minneapolis. 

Open Arms of Minnesota was one of 16 organizations awarded funding as part of the city of Minneapolis’s City Climate Legacy Initiative announced on Wednesday, June 5 at a press conference headlined by Mayor Jacob Frey at Salem Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis.  
“Tackling climate change demands a united front,” said Mayor Frey. “That’s why we’re thrilled to support over a dozen local organizations through our groundbreaking Climate Legacy Initiative. From fostering urban gardens to preventing food waste, these groups are making a real difference. Together, we’re building a more sustainable future for Minneapolis.”
The City awarded more than $315,000 for the 16 community-led projects related to urban agriculture and preventing wasted food, with Open Arms receiving $22,536 to support its community garden program, Open Farms, which supplies its core meal program as well as its new Cultural Meals Program.
Kelly and Dayne with Mayor Frey

Open Arms’ Kelly Wilson (Open Farms Manager) and Dayna Adams (Contract Manager & Reporting Specialist) pictured with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

“Open Arms is excited to partner with Homegrown Minneapolis as it will support our community garden program, Open Farms,” commented Open Arms. “This program produces vegetables and herbs used in our meal program for clients living with critical and life-threatening illnesses. The funds will support our North Minneapolis and South Minneapolis gardens, allowing us to install a drip irrigation system, establish a compost system, and increase growing space for both our core meal program and our new Cultural Meals Program, designed for East African, Hmong, and Latinx clients.”
Follow the link below to read to full release and to learn more about the Climate Legacy Initiative.  

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